BBC releases trailer for new series of 'Baptiste'
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Baptiste first premiered in 2019 and after a long wait, fans will be able to see Julien Baptiste’s (played by Tchéky Karyo) return on July 18. The aged detective that can never quite retire will tackle another intense case, for the final time. But where is the BBC series set?
Where is Baptiste set?
Fans first got to meet Julien Baptiste in the BBC series The Missing, with ran for two seasons from 2014 to 2016.
The hardened detective returned for another reluctant adventure in season one of Baptiste, which first dropped in 2019.
Now he is back once more, stumbling again into an investigation that will put him to the ultimate test.
Season one was set in Amsterdam where he assisted in an investigation for his former girlfriend, the Chief of Police in the city.
Now, Baptiste is in Hungary, hunting down a new case in Budapest after a terrible family tragedy.
Baptiste is consoling himself at the bottom of a bottle, with the new season split between two timelines after a family disappearance.
There will be six episodes in the season, with Baptise star Karyo joined by some other familiar faces.
Joining him is Edward Stratton (Tom Hollander), Celia Baptiste (Anastasia Hille), Martha Horchner (Barbara Sarafian) and Emma Chambers (Fiona Shaw).
This will be the last time fans get to see Baptiste, with the showrunners confirming the end of the series.
Where is Baptiste filmed?
Season two has been shot on location in Hungary, with principal photography taking place in Budapest.
Season one was similarly shot on location in Amsterdam, however, season two faced more challenges this time around.
The series would have had to accommodate coronavirus restrictions while filming season two, as most of the shoot took place earlier this year.
However, this didn’t cause any major issues for season two, with the sequel series coming on schedule.
Season two has been written by Harry and Jack Williams, the pair behind the original series The Missing.
The two were also the lead writers on the shows Liar, The Widow, Rellik, The Missing and One of Us.
They were some of the lead producers behind Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s smash hit series Fleabag.
Sadly, the two writers recently confirmed that there wouldn’t be a third season of the show and that this would be the last time fans get to see Baptiste.
Speaking to Metro, Harry Williams explained the decision to end the show after season two.
Williams said: “When we finished Baptiste series one, we had an idea for a trilogy and it was all great and very exciting.
“And then we thought about it and what we didn’t ever want to do was somehow see him become another police officer.”
“I think we began to worry that it would become a formula. Do we suddenly make him just another cop? When we wrote it we started to realise that if we did this, we wouldn’t get to do another one. It’s about doing the right thing for the character.”
Baptiste season 2 premieres on July 18 on BBC One.
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